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CONTAINER CHASSIS: DRAWBAR TRAILER AND TRAILER

Tracon has an extensive range of container chassis. You have a choice between a container draw bar trailer and a container trailer. Because of our solid construction, these container chassis are often used for intensive use. A good example hereof is our Terminal trailer. This is loaded and unloaded many times a day and should be Heavy Duty for these conditions. Therefore our terminal semi trailer has a special neck design. You can optionally determine the number of twist locks and twist lock positions. It is possible to assemble a Tracon container chassis for the transport of 1x 20", 2x 20", 1x 30", 1x 40" or 1x 45" (high cube) containers or bdf swap bodies. A Gooseneck is also possible. Our Trailer Configurator allows you to assemble the container chassis according to your preferences, with extensive options and possibilities, including prices. Would you prefer us to assemble the offer for you? We will be happy to do that for you! Please leave your details and you will receive the required quotation by email. Tracon disposes of an extensive European Type Approval which makes it easy to register your container chassis in every European country.

Chassis

Tracon chassis are designed for prolonged and intensive use. The main beams of the chassis are therefore welded on both sides for added strength, which is unique in trailer construction. This chassis is by standard equipped with four twist lock connections for transporting a 40" container.  For our trailers, the fifth wheel coupling in the neck is as much as 10 mm thick to prevent distortion in the long term. All this results in a 16 ton neck with a note on the registration and technically good for a whopping 18 tons, standard! In conclusion, this chassis is the foundation for an intensive and extra long life!

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Surface preparation

Tracon provides all its chassis standard with a cathodic electrodeposition coating covered with a powder coat finish. Hence, double coating for better corrosion protection.

KTL

This is the abbreviation of Kathodische Tauch Lackierung (electrostatic lacquer dip). KTL is an electrostatic painting process during which the chassis is immersed into a liquid bath. In a bath filled with lacquer the chassis is immersed under electrical power. With the help of direct current voltage, the paint particles are drawn to the chassis and a layer of varnish is created on the surface. This lacquer layer grows until a closed and insulating layer is formed onto the chassis. This way, it is possible to provide hard to reach areas with a lacquer layer. After the electrostatic application of the paint, this is dried and hardened in an oven at 180 to 200°C. Distinctive in our KTL process is that one of the immersion baths is a galvanising bath for an extra long lasting protective coating.

Powder Coating

After the KTL process, we provide the chassis as a standard with a powder coating lacquer layer for extra protection. Negatively charged powder is sprayed onto a positively charged chassis with compressed air. Through the electrostatic principle, the powder temporarily sticks to the sprayed chassis, after which it is heated in an oven. This gives the coating the opportunity to flow out, after which it is hardened. 

Thermal galvanisation

For a small additional charge, it is possible to galvanize all our chassis thermally. This is the best possible anti-corrosion treatment. Thermal galvanizing is an immersion process, whereby the liquid zinc, at a temperature of approximately 450°C, reaches all corners of the chassis, both internally and externally. The steel and the zinc together form a zinc alloy. This very strong protective layer is covered by a pure zinc layer. The zinc is thicker on the vulnerable edges, making the protection even better. Galvanised chassis are very sustainable, maintenance-free and offer maximum protection. A thermally galvanised chassis is rust resistant for at least 15 years.

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Steering

Tracon and Tridec

When you choose for a steered trailer, Tracon will always install a Tridec steering system. Tridec is part of the Jost Group and is a leader in the field of steering systems in trailers. Our product range is extensive: single-steered, double-steered as well as X-steered versions are available.

Which steering system is the right one for you?

Rods

For the sake of safety and ease of maintenance almost all steered trailers in Europe are driven with a rod steering system. This is suitable for flat and (semi) trailers. When using rods, the steering motion is transferred very directly and no slack is created in the system. This makes the system low-maintenance. Through a unique construction, the entire system can easily be dismantled from underneath. This saves a lot of time in service and renders a floor hatch in the bodywork unnecessary.

Cable

Here, the steering motion is transferred from front to back by means of a cable. It is guided over pulleys. Tracon provides no cable steered trailers.

Hydraulic

Hydraulic steering systems are used for extendible trailers for which the rod connection is not possible. Hydraulic systems are also applied if a low floor height in combination with steering is required. Height is lost due to the turntable which is normally present for a rod steering system.

Which axles should be steered?

tridec

The first and last axle steered (Tridec X-besturing)

Advantages:

Good weight distribution possible;
Less tire wear;
Less rolling resistance hence less fuel consumption;
Comes through internally, making you swing less, especially beneficial in case of a truck-mounted forklift;
Fewer fines for exceeding axle load;
Suitable for two-axle and three-axle trailers 

Disadvantages:

Less manoeuvrable than a single steered trailer, comes through internally, just like a non-steered trailer (turning radiuses on request);
More maintenance compared to a single steered trailer (more turntables);
More expensive to purchase

Only last axle steered (most used)

Advantages:

Very manoeuvrable;
Manoeuvrability can be easily adjusted;
Less tire wear;
Less rolling resistance hence less fuel consumption;
Better weight distribution by moving the last axle backwards;  

Disadvantages:

More maintenance compared to a non steered trailer

For maximum manoeuvrability a single steered trailer is the right choice

For maximum axle load distribution an X-controlled trailer is the right choice

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